Amazon Kindle Fire HD (2013)

Announced:
Sep 25, 2013
Market status:
Released
Release date:
Oct 2, 2013

PhoneArena Rating:

7.0
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  • Fingerprint
  • Lightweight
  • Thin
  • LTE
  • Waterproof
  • NFC
  • Dual SIM

Display

Display size:

7.0 inches

Resolution:

1280 x 800 pixels

Pixel density:

216 ppi

Technology:

IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio:

58.11 %

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Scratch-resistant glass

Camera

Front:

Yes

Design

Dimensions:

7.52 x 5.04 x 0.42 inches (191 x 128 x 10.6 mm)

Weight:

12.17 oz (345 g)
the average is 21.1 oz (602 g)

Colors:

Black

Hardware & Performance

Processor:

Dual-core, 1500 MHz

GPU:

Yes

RAM:

1 GB

Internal storage:

8 GB

Maximum User Storage:

5.1 GB

OS:

Android (4.2.2), Amazon Fire OS UI

Connectivity

Bluetooth:

Yes

Wi-Fi:

802.11 b, g, n, dual-band

USB:

USB 2.0

Connector:

microUSB

Location:

Wi-Fi positioning

Other:

Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope

Multimedia

Speakers:

Multiple speakers

Headphones connector:

3.5mm

Shopping information

Warranty period:

12 Months

In The Box:

USB 2.0 cable, 5W power adapter, and Quick Start Guide

MSRP price:

$ 139

ALTERNATIVE VARIANTS

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 16GB

Differences from the main variant:

Internal storage:

16 GB

Maximum User Storage:

12.2 GB

MSRP price:

$ 169

Pros

No Pros

Cons

  • Lacks a camera on the back
  • Thick body (0.42 inches)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • Too little RAM
  • Lacks GPS

Description

So what changed about the Kindle Fire HD? Well, for starters the body has been overhauled completely – it's got a new industrial-looking design which has made it both thinner and lighter than before, not to mention that bezels have gone through a much needed trimming. The new slate also comes with a refreshed Fire OS 3.0, aka Mojito installed – Amazon's fork on Android – which comes preloaded with even more productivity apps and features. In case you're wondering, all Amazon tablets have their own separate Amazon app store, though apps written for Android work just fine. But, wait! That's not all – hardware has also gotten a slight bump. Namely, the 1GHz dual-core OMAP chipset by Texas Instruments has been replaced with a faster 1.5GHz dual-core one, though the exact make hasn't been revealed. The rest of the specs are pretty much identical to last year's – a 7-inch display running a resolution of 1280x800, the same dual stereo speakers and 1GB of RAM. These are hardly a match for the still minty-fresh 2013 Nexus 7, though considering that the 2013 Kindle Fire HD costs almost a $100 less, it does feel like Amazon will continue to reign supreme in the budget category.

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